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Key concepts in crime and society

Key Concepts in Crime and Society offers an authoritative introduction to key issues in the area of crime as it connects to society. By providing critical insight into the key issues within each concept as well as highlighted cross-references to other key concepts, students will be helped to grasp a...

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Contributors: Coomber, Ross (Other)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Los Angeles, Cal. [u.a.] SAGE [2014]
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
UB: KB 9 E 2604
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Summary:Key Concepts in Crime and Society offers an authoritative introduction to key issues in the area of crime as it connects to society. By providing critical insight into the key issues within each concept as well as highlighted cross-references to other key concepts, students will be helped to grasp a clear understanding of each of the topics covered and how they relate to broader areas of crime and criminality. The book is divided into three parts: Understanding Crime and Criminality: introduces topics such as the social construction of crime and deviance, social control, the fear of crime, poverty and exclusion, white collar crime, victims of crime, race/gender and crime. Types of Crime and Criminality: explores examples including human trafficking, sex work, drug crime, environmental crime, cyber crime, war crime, terrorism, and interpersonal violence. Responses to Crime: looks at areas such as crime and the media, policing, moral panics, deterrence, prisons and rehabilitation
About the authors -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Section 1: Understanding Crime And Criminality: -- Crime (definition of) -- Deviance (definition of) -- Crime in pre-industrial, pre-modern and post-modern societies -- Criminal justice system -- Social construction of crime and deviance -- Crime and theory -- Social control, governance and governmentality -- Researching crime -- Crime statistics -- Prevalence, incidence and incident of crime -- Risk from crime -- Why people commit crime -- Fear and the fear of crime -- Poverty and exclusion -- Victims of crime -- Normalization -- Gender and crime -- Youth and crime -- Race/ethnicity and crime -- White-collar/middle-class and corporate-class crime -- Section 2: Types Of Crime And Criminality: -- Human trafficking/slavery -- Sex work -- Victimless crime -- Drug-related crime and violence -- Gangs -- Environmental crime and green criminology -- Rural crime -- Internet/cybercrime -- State crime -- War crime -- Terrorism -- Violence/interpersonal violence -- Section 3: Responses To Crime: -- Crime and the media -- Moral panics -- Police and policing -- Deterrence and prevention -- Punishment -- Prisons -- Rehabilitation -- Alternatives to imprisonment
Physical Description:XIII, 183 S. 22 cm
ISBN:9780857022554
9780857022561